Robert I. Shekhter

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Personal: Born 1947 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Married, one child (23).

Professional address: Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg University, S-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

Home address: Dr. Forselius gata 22, S-413 26 Göteborg

Phone: +46 31 772 3667

Fax: +46 31 41 69 84 (fax)

home phone: +46 31 18 60 92



Graduated from Kharkov University in 1965.

Graduated Cum Laude from the Department of Physics at Kharkov University in 1970. Majored in theoretical physics with special emphasis on the theory of condensed matter.

Master's Thesis "Resonant Intensification of Electromagnetic Field in Semiconductors", defended at Kharkov University in 1970 (Scientific adviser: Prof. Emmanuel A. Kaner)

Received a Ph. D. in Solid State Physics from the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, Ukr. SSR Academy of Sciences in 1977. Ph. D. Thesis: "Charge Quantization and Current States in Granular Media" (Scientific Advisor: Prof. Igor O. Kulik).

Habilitation Degree from the Higher Attestation Commitee of the USSR in 1987 (Doctor of phys.-math. sciences; speciality "Solid State Physics"). Thesis subject: "Point-Contact Spectroscopy of Solids".


On the research staff of the Institute for Low temperature physics and Engineering, Ukr. Academy of Science since 1971 in the following positions: 1991-1999 Universitetslektor (Associate Professor) in theoretical physics at Göteborg University.

1995-2000 Docent at CTH/GU

2000- Professor at CTH/GU


  • Theoretical studies in electron transport in metals, semiconductors and superconductors.
  • Coulomb effects in granular media.
  • Physics of microcontact phenomena.
  • Point contact spectroscopy.
  • Mesoscopic physics.
  • Extensive experience in joint work with experimentalists.


  • Scientific adviser of two Ph.D. theses in Kharkov: I. F. Itskovich (1986) and M. V. Moskalets (1991).
  • Asistant supervisor at CTH/GU for Thomas Swahn (PhD 1993), Anna Grincwajg (PhD 1994), Magnus Gisselfält (PhD 1996), Peter Hessling (PhD scheduled May 1996), Peter Sandström, Ola Tageman, Hans Blom.


    1983-85: Winter School in Physics for young scientists, Sverdlovsk, USSR
    1989-90: Superconductivity: Physics course for last year students at the Polytechnical Institute, Kharkov.
    1993-95 Graduate course on Many Body Physics at CTH (Material for the course on Many Body Physics developed together with Dr. Alexandre Zagoskin will appear as a book.)


  • August-September 1991 Univ. of Minnesota
  • March-April 1993 Univ. of Minnesota
  • May 1993, May 1995, Nov 1996, Oct 1998 Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Prize for the "Discovery of new type of non-equilibrium charge distributions in point contacts at low temperatures": Diploma Nr. 328 from the State Committee on Discoveries and Inventions of the USSR, December 26, 1988.

  • Editor of the Journal of Low Temperature Physics since 1993

  • Member of the Ph.D. committee at Per Fröjd's dissertation "Criticality and Frustration - Classical and Quantum Spin Models in Two Dimensions", CTH, 1993

  • Evaluator for the Soros Foundation, 1993

  • Evaluator for the KVA grants, 1998

  • Expert evaluator for a forskarassistent position at GU, 1996

  • Faculty opponent at PhD dissertation of Øystein Lund Bø at Oslo Univ., 1997

  • Referee for Phys Rev B, Phys Rev Lett, Physics Lett. , J. Low Temp. Phys., Physica Scripta


    In addition to numerous conferences and summer schools held in the Former Soviet Union, I have participated in the following events in the west:
  • International Conference on Low Temperature Physics LT-15, Helsinki
  • International Meeting on Field Theoretical Methods in Solid State Physics, Trieste
  • Conference of the European Physical Society: Magnetotransport in Mesoscopic Systems, Prague.
  • Nobel Jubilee Symposium on "Low Dimensional Properties of Solids", Göteborg
  • Working party on "Noise in Mesoscopic Systems", ICTP Trieste (invited) International Congress on High Tc superconductivity, Munich
  • APS March meeting, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Working party on "Small Semiconductor Systems", ICTP Trieste (invited)
  • NorFa Network Research Meeting on small Semiconductor Structures, Oslo (invited)
  • Recent developments in the QHE, U Minnesota, MA, USA
  • 16th Nordic Semiconductor Meeting, Laugarvatn, Iceland, June 12-15 (invited)
  • 2nd Int. Conf. on Point Contact Spectroscopy, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, June 7-10 (invited ).
  • EP2DES XI, Nottingham, UK, August 7-11 (7-10).
  • Symposium on Comtemporary Concepts in Condensed Matter Physics, Göteborg 18-22 August.
  • Göteborg Mesoscopic Days, Sept. 1996
  • NATO ASI: Nanowires, Spain (invited ).
  • NATO Forum on nanotechnology (invited).
  • EPS general meeting of the condensed matter section, Leuven (invited).
  • Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems, Göteborg, August 12-15 (chairman of program committee).


    I have visited a number of universities and institutes and given seminars in general (following):